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Prisoner Of Tribekistan By Bob Harris

Reviewing: Crown Publishers Prisoner Of Tribekistan A Decade In Jeopardy!By Bob Harris  |  Rating:
May Monten By May Monten on
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Bob Harris was a champion on the TV quiz show Jeopardy, and he writes about his experiences in this book.

To get ready for the show, he first did research on how memory works in our brains, and he found that we remember things best when they are associated with danger or sex. So rather than simply trying to force himself to remember lists of dry facts, he would weave stories that incorporated those facts as well as outlandish elements of danger/sex, often with hilarious results.

Harris was a stand-up comedian and a writer before he started this book, and it shows. It's very well-written, often funny, and even, sometimes, poignant.

He writes about his experiences auditioning for the show and taping it. But the book is also about a lot more, including a love story.

The knowledge that Harris gains while studying for the show transforms his life -- he starts to see new depth in everyday things he had taken for granted.

I think anyone who is a fan of Jeopardy would enjoy this book. Even some people who aren't fans of the show might like the book, because of the way it is written.